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Former Hoosier nominated to Olympic Hall of Fame



Former IU swimmer Gary Hall, Sr. received a nod from the United States Olympic Committee April 16 as a U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Class of 2009 nominee.

Other notable nominees include Michael Johnson, Teresa Edwards, Picabo Street and the 1992 Men’s Olympic Basketball Team.  

Hall, who swam for the Hoosiers during his undergraduate career, became the team’s captain his senior year, excelling in the individual medley. He won 13 conference crowns and eight NCAA titles with the Hoosiers.

The North Carolina native medaled in three Olympic games and broke four Olympic records. His first medal came in the ’68 Games, where he took silver in the 400 medley as a high school student. Hall later captained the ’72 Olympics team and silvered in the 200 butterfly. 

Fans can visit www.teamusa.org until June 16 to vote on the 15 individuals, five Paralympians and five teams. The final Class of 2009 will consist of five individuals, one Paralympian and one team.

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